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Heimer KinderCare

Jose Rodriguez, Center Director

14230 Cross Canyon Rd. San Antonio TX 78232
(210) 490-0187 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Near Brook Hollow Library

Neighborhood:
Santa Fe Trail

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Coker, Thousand Oaks, Wetmore

Join our family today! Come see what learning looks like.

Welcome

Welcome to Cross Canyon KinderCare in San Antonio, helping families in Jones Maltsberger and Bitters neighborhoods for over 25 years.

Jose Rodriguez, Center Director

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Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

Partnering with parents to promote each child's optimal development. Creating a love of learning that lasts lifetime.

  • Jose Rodriguez

    Jose Rodriguez, Center Director

    Every day is a new chance to inspire children.

    JR came to KinderCare in the summer of 2004, fell in love and has never left. JR has worked in all areas of the center from the School Age room (his favorite), the kitchen, as a van driver and as the Learning Adventures teacher. His passion is serving the children in his center and community. A proud father of two wonderful boys and married to his high school sweetheart; JR is committed to his center and the children he serves everyday. JR would love for your family to join us at the Heimer KinderCare where a lifetime of learning begins.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Comic Books!
    Year Started:
    6/10/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Audrey Harris

    Audrey Harris, Assistant Director

    Every day we have a chance to help a child reach their full potential.

    Audrey has worked for KinderCare for the past four years and says that it has been an absolute privilege. Audrey is a wife and a proud mother of two girls and one boy. She would not want to bring her children anywhere else other than KinderCare. Prior to her joining our company, her daughter and son both attended KinderCare centers. Since joining our team, each day has been a journey filled with smiling faces, growth, development, and love. She enjoys the children, families, and staff. She loves to listen to every child's individual stories. Her inspiration to come to work each day comes from the incredible team she works with and the joy that the children bring every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    9/30/2009
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Christy

    Ms. Christy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Christy's goal is to prepare your child socially, emotionally, and academically for Kindergarten. Christy will provide numerous opportunities for your child to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; invent unique dance moves; use props to dramatize stories; and express independent thinking and expression through art and music. Christy will help your child develop social skills through character-building activities to help identify emotions; have group discussions to practice sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings; and provide opportunities to cooperate, negotiate, problem-solve, and make independent choices. I will encourage your child to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions; build daily outdoor activities into the schedule designed to get your child thinking and moving; and give your child many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them. Christy looks forward to our partnership in your child’s PreK year.
    Year Started:
    5/16/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children are great imitators so give them something great to imitate.

    Lisa's goal is to ensure children progress through a scope and sequence of developmentally appropriate learning objectives and milestones throughout their time in my program. Your child will have access to various activities throughout the day. In my classroom, the curriculum theme is enhanced through the writing center, assorted building blocks and other construction materials; props for dramatic play; books; paints and other art materials; and table toys such as matching games, pegboards, and puzzles. Lisa will  encourage the exploration of the physical properties of materials; use daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and support the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions. Lisa is passionate about the education and well being of the children in her care.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Center Director
    Year Started:
    8/5/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Sara's  goal is to provide your child with consistent routines and unlimited learning opportunities, and provide you with the security of knowing your child is in a safe and nurturing environment. The curriculum helps build brain power by supporting the development of judgment, perception, memory, reasoning, critical thinking, and language through a series of age-appropriate cognitive activities. Reading, writing, and math are important and children learn by experiencing the world around them. I provide regular teacher-family communication, including ways to connect your child’s learning at home, so that you stay informed and involved. I maintain an ongoing assessment and portfolio on your child and we’ll meet throughout the year during conference time to set learning goals and celebrate successes.
    Year Started:
    8/5/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Rebecca

    Ms. Rebecca, Toddlers

    My goal is to create a safe, nurturing “home away from home” where children can learn to express themselves and understand their own unique identities. I fill each day with fun activities that balance playtime, nurturing, and learning. Communication is important to me, so you’ll receive regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and scheduled parent / teacher conferences. I look forward to getting to know you and your family.
     

    Year Started:
    1/18/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Kristian

    Ms. Kristian, School Age Classroom

    Kristians's  goal is to create a relaxing and fun after-school environment that your child will eagerly look forward to attending. Kristian will  provide regular homework support, daily fitness activities, hands-on learning experiences, and community outreach projects. Kristian love to use club activities, the Classroom Council, group games, and events to develop leadership, planning, organizing, and team-building skills.
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Debbie

    Debbie, Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    1/21/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
  • Ms. Frances

    Ms. Frances, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    7/30/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Brooke

    Ms. Brooke, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    11/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years

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About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Outside door is locked all the time. Key Pad Entry, Chimes on all doors to classrooms, Head counts throughout the day, All teachers are background checked and finger printed, CPR and first AID, SIDS traning.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We started with Kinder Care in 2012 and were coming from a small town child care center that was very personable, I was hesitant and changed my mind about many of daycares we had selected in our move to San Antonio. My first visit to Kinder Care I had such a comfortable feeling about the staff and the setup of the facility.
Our first day was a little rough, my daughter does not do very well with change. But JR and Audrey (the office staff) were very comforting and put up with all my calls, and never once hesitated to get me an update nor did they sound fed up...........
When my son started at a year old in 2013 I was so excited for him to start his new journey into an actual schedule and an infant targeted developmental curriculum. Ms. Becky was so comforting and sweet and did everything she could to keep my mind at ease. The amount of love she puts into those children is beyond anything I had ever experienced before.......
It’s a feeling of comfort that every parent needs and wants knowing they cannot be there every second of every day. To be greeted by name by nearly every staff even though they have never had either of your children and know so much about both of your children is beyond me.
The staff at Kinder Care Heimer has and continues to make me feel calm throughout my work days knowing I can trust all of them and call at any time or drop by at any time to check on my kiddos without hesitation. I can never show them enough gratitude for who they are!!!!



 

- Mom

‘I take great comfort knowing that we found a child care center that my daughter is excited to get up and go to in the morning! The staff is wonderful and very loving. Not only has my daughter developed structure and routine here, but also an amazing curriculum and social skills that will ensure a great start in life and her first years in school. I love the added bonus of an occasional cooking class and visits from the police and firefighters.’

Thank you KinderCare for being a part of our life!
 

- Mother

Let me start by saying that all the staff at the Cross Canyon San Antonio KinderCare is wonderful, from JR and Audrey at the front desk to all of the teachers. But in particular, I would like to express our eternal gratefulness and admiration for Ms. Becky Jimenez. About a year and a half ago, we took our then 12-month old son Liam to daycare. Frightened to be away from mom for the first time, he soon loved going to school and seeing his Ms. Becky. All was well in the world as long as his Ms. Becky was there first thing in the morning. And Liam was no exception. While you would expect a class of ten one-to-two year olds to be quite the ruckus, Ms. Becky's calm demeanor and obvious joy in teaching toddlers creates a wonderful atmosphere in which kids -- both shy and outgoing -- thrive, learn and improve by leaps and bounds. While diaper changes at home may be wiggle-fest-galore, kids lay  still for Ms. Becky. While they may not want to sit at the table through the entire meal at home, they all sit around the table for meals and snacks with her. And come craft time, her amazing creative talents shine. Armed with an enormous craft bag she brings from home every day, the kids paint, draw or do something creative all the time. Come special holidays, the kids come home with the most amazing gifts for mom and dad -- many projects that she finishes on her own time at home. We couldn't wait for our daughter to turn 11 months so we could take her to Ms. Becky. While Liam was  none to happy to share his special teacher, Alissa too loved her time with her. I know all parents with kids in her care feel the same and we often collectively count our blessings to have such a wonderful teacher and daycare while we all go around our busy days. When a great job opportunity came our way in Florida, having to change daycare was one of the hardest aspects of the decision to move. Ms. Becky has set an enormously high standard in what we will look for in future teachers. Thank you, Ms. Becky and all the other team members at the Cross Canyon KinderCare for all you do!!

- Mother

So unexpected events left me a single dad of a wonderful four-year-old in need of a loving daycare facility. The folks at KinderCare, Ms. Kim, Ms. Audry, Mr. J.R and all the rest are very caring, loving people who have helpped my baby girl get through some tough times. She is five now and is starting to read on her own...she was looking at a comic book and said "Look daddy! This says CRASH!".<br /> Thank you guys!

- Father
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